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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Classic Encounters - Scotland vs England 1971

Classic Encounters - Scotland vs England 1971

A classic 5 Nations match that featured some great tries and superb goal kicking, was also historical for the Scots in that it brought them their first win at Twickenham in over 30 years.

The game came down to a final conversion, that was taken by the big Scottish number eight Peter Brown, which sealed a famous victory over arch rivals England by 16 points to 15.

The legendary Bill Mclaren takes us through all the action in a way that only he knew how.


Time: 05:24

Posted at 12:22 pm | 21 comments

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No.7 April 23, 2008 3:32 pm

lol.....such a different game to nowadays! great thanks RD

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Nick April 23, 2008 3:37 pm

Go scotland!

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BossHogg April 23, 2008 3:41 pm

Brilliant stuff, classic side burns, and the players look normal sized not some genetic mutations.More Bill Mclaren please, especially the "look at quinell, he's like a rampaging hippopotamus down the wing there"or words to that effect :)BossHogg

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NJM April 23, 2008 6:46 pm

Just awesome.

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Don April 23, 2008 7:50 pm

Very different game, the ball, the line-out, the scoring, the athleticism...EVERYTHING>

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alberto.g April 23, 2008 11:01 pm

Number 6 in the blue navy jersey was Nairn Macewan, who came to Rovigo, Italy, in the beginning of the 80's to coach our team.

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boomshanka April 23, 2008 11:56 pm

England must have the most arch-rivals of all the teams

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iain April 24, 2008 7:48 am

I like the way the scrum goes down despite the fact the ball is no where near! Anyone else enjoy the lineouts more when there was no lifting? Gave both teams a bit more of a chance at it..

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Vark April 24, 2008 10:04 am

Ahhhhh... International Rugby shirts with collars - those were the days!

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Anonymous April 24, 2008 11:11 am

the scoring is so complicated lol, i think it was 3 points for a try, dunno bout the conversions and penalties though =S

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Tanqueray April 24, 2008 1:55 pm

@ Anonymous:3 pts for Try, penalty and drop goal. 2 pts for conversion.Great to see the old stuff again. Still with the winger throwing into the lineout!

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No.7 April 24, 2008 11:50 pm

"iain said... I like the way the scrum goes down despite the fact the ball is no where near! Anyone else enjoy the lineouts more when there was no lifting? Gave both teams a bit more of a chance at it.."Heeeeeeeeelll no! lifting is the way for me....well being lifted....lol! I love it, launch me up there and ill get the ball! I think lineouts nowadays are great they require skill in timing and also trickery....also gives you another reason to take the piss out of a prop afterwards... _ when he doesnt lift you cos "I thought it was going somewhere else!"

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yesiamahooker April 25, 2008 3:31 am

back in the day when you could still ruck.england ran with the ball more in that one match than in the past 20 years combined.

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Anonymous April 26, 2008 9:22 am

I enjoyed it so much my toes are still tingling! This is real old fashioned rugby, beautifull to watch. Did you see how they pass the ball - not spinning it, trying to kill their mates with it?Piet Burger

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Third Centre April 26, 2008 2:29 pm

England's first try is pure class !Great game. It'd be good to see some more classic 5 nations up here. Particularly with the great Bill Mclaren

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G-unit April 28, 2008 3:02 am

I have to agree englands first try is awesome! This was back in the day, when they were a running team! and the all blacks played boring defensive rugby...30 years later and completely the other way round! i think its 4 points a try and 2 points a kick! and a drop goal is 1 point... i have no idea why rugby changed to 5 points and 3? why two penalties is worth more than a try?? Does it encourage less penalties? and why are drop goals worth 3 points? they should still be 1, and used only to break tied games...not decide games!!! still great vid!

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thedannyclayton May 13, 2008 11:00 am

England's first try is one of the best i've ever seen!Love seeing the no.8 kick the ball. Classic

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Ronnie May 15, 2008 4:20 pm

isnt the commentry brilliant? :D

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Anonymous October 26, 2008 6:04 pm

the first play was one of the best tries i have seen . great play from every player that got the ball . go england .

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ted November 26, 2008 10:12 am

@G-unit even though the scores are put up on the video and are easy to see somehow you have a completely wrong idea of the scoring in this game. After England score the first try it says Eng 3 Scot 0, so how does that make a try worth 4? A drop kick was never worth one in Union, it was worth 4 until 1948 and has been 3 ever since. After Scotland get a drop goal their score goes from 5 to 8. Like Tanqueray says, at this point in history it's try 3, conversion 2, penalty or drop goal 3. Tries went to 4 in '72 and 5 in '92.

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Chucky May 19, 2010 11:25 am

Wow , great to see this ,i wasnt born yet. The modern game is so different. Better i think with the lineouts and the scoring for sure. The way the refs let the game flow is nicer. except for that blatant obstruction for Englands firts try lol, but what a brilliant try it was. Tackling has definately stepped up too.. generally.

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